After being closed for over a year, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopened again on April 30, 2021. There’s a limited capacity, and currently only available to California residents. Tickets can be purchased online and a reservation is required to get in.
As soon as it was announced, I went online to get a 2-day ticket and picked Sunday, May 30, and Saturday, June 12, which is a week after Avengers campus, the new Marvel themed land is open.
Surprisingly the parking structure was not as busy as it used to be, and Hoag Hospital scans everyone’s temperature. Also, trams weren’t available, so guests have to walk to the entrance.
Once inside Disneyland, we took our time strolling down Main Street U.S.A.
We found the queue for The Haunted Mansion, and while it looked like a mile long, it took about 45 minutes to wait. The lines are outside and socially distant, which made it appear worse than it was.
After a quick ride on the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and the Enchanted Tiki Room, we made our way to the Blue Bayou Restaurant. As with the entrance, reservations are required.
Another change is the Blue Bayou now serves alcohol! So Stephen ordered a lager made in New Orleans, and I had the 31 Royal Julep, a non alcoholic version of the Mint Julep.
He had the jambalaya, and I had the surf and turf, which is the filet and a lobster tail, served with flash fried kale and mashed potatoes.
Our final attraction was the most famous one, it’s a small world. Each party had their own boat to insure social distancing.
While we didn’t go on every single ride, nor did we stay until park closing, we had a fun time.
It was good to just enjoy the park, as we did when we had annual passes.